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European Practice

The European Practice Committee has the objective to be the Voice of Europe within the global
organization of IPO and a voice of IPO towards European institutions. The European Practice Committee
envisions a balanced representation of committee members appointed by the IPO President from all
industry sectors and other categories of IPO members, with a substantial number of committee
members physically located in Europe. The Committee will identify, monitor, study and recommend an
IPO position on European-wide Intellectual Property Rights issues. The Committee will disseminate and
exchange information and views within IPO regarding intellectual property issues in Europe, and to
make recommendations to the IPO Board on possible harmonization of patent, trademark, and
copyright laws among Europe, Asia, the United States, and other regions. The Committee will also study
and report on issues relating to European antitrust and competition laws impacting intellectual property
owners and seek to educate IPO members about these issues.

Chair:Daniela Gill-Carey, Astellas Pharma Eurpoe Ltd

Chair:Jakob Kellenberger, Procter & Gamble Co.

Chair:Bettina M. Wanner, Bayer Intellectual Property GmbH

Vice Chair:David Black, Schwegman Lundberg & Woessner, P.A.

Vice Chair:Matthew Georgiou, Carpmaels & Ransford LLP

Vice Chair:Wasilis Koukounis, Michalski Hüttermann & Partner

Vice Chair:James Signor, Leydig, Voit & Mayer, Ltd.

Secretary:Jim Denness, Abel & Imray

Secretary:Tom Turner, Abel & Imray

Board Liaison:Robin Nava, SLB

Staff Liaison:Thomas S. Valente, Intellectual Property Owners Association


  • Thomas J. AdamPeterreins Schley Patent-und Rechtsanwalte
  • Peter ArchMathys & Squire LLP
  • Shelley L. BackTechtronic Industries (TTI)
  • Joeri BeetzKeltie LLP
  • Stephan BensiekAbbVie
  • Katja Bergen3M Innovative Properties Co.
  • Catherine BoothMathys & Squire LLP
  • Robert BurrowsBristows LLP
  • Gabriela CatanaExxon Mobil Corp.
  • Hsu Min ChungHGF Limited
  • Emily DodgsonAbel & Imray
  • Cass DottridgeCargill, Incorporated
  • Francesca GiovanniniOsha Liang SARL
  • Geert GlasAllen & Overy, LLP
  • Brian HamiltonDell Technologies
  • Alexandre HoffmannFinnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP
  • Andreas Holzwarth-RochfordJones Day
  • Mark P. HoughtonPatent Outsourcing Limited
  • Gerd JaekelJones Day
  • Haoran JiangHan Kun Law Offices
  • Tobias KaufmannBardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft MbB
  • Catherine KeetchD Young & Co LLP
  • Nicolas KerscherCaterpillar Inc.
  • Youngae KimHewlett Packard Enterprise
  • Ina KockSAP SE
  • Rainer KuhnenKuhnen & Wacker IP Law Firm PartG MbB
  • Siddharth KusumakarPowell Gilbert LLP
  • Paolo LazzarinoADVANT
  • Sarah Le Mesurier 
  • David LeibovitchBuchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC
  • Laurence LoumesPlasseraud IP
  • Ann MareschalExxon Mobil Corp.
  • Cyra NargolwallaPlasseraud IP
  • Lars NilssonTenneco Inc.
  • John B. PegramFish & Richardson, PC
  • Marianne PrivettAA Thornton
  • Kevita RamkisoensingShell USA, Inc.
  • John RichardsLadas & Parry LLP
  • Benjamin RuckertBardehle Pagenberg Partnerschaft MbB
  • Jason ScherCarter, Deluca & Farrell, LLP
  • Nicholas SouthAA Thornton
  • Leo SteenbeekKoninklijke Philips N.V.
  • Michael StottMathys & Squire LLP
  • Wolfram ThomasQualcomm Incorporated
  • Andrea TiburziBarzano & Zanardo S.P.A.
  • Leythem WallOxon IP B.V.
  • Adam WeeksCorning Incorporated
  • Non-Voting Member:Nick Aries, Bird & Bird LLP
  • Non-Voting Member:Miguel Farina, Herrero & Asociados
  • Non-Voting Member:Robert B. Furr, Jr., Koch Industries Inc.
  • Non-Voting Member:Aloys Hüttermann, Michalski Hüttermann & Partner
  • Non-Voting Member:Sean Leach, Mathys & Squire LLP
  • Non-Voting Member:Manuel Pérez, Herrero & Asociados
  • Non-Voting Member:John T. Pienkos, Amundsen Davis, LLC
  • Non-Voting Member:Andrew J. White, Mathys & Squire LLP
  • Non-Voting Member:Daniel Zhang, AbbVie